July 31, 2012
Left to right: Supervisor Lesko; Peter Goldsmith, LISTnet President; Tyler Roye, CEO of GroupGifting.com; and Paul Trapani, CEO of Fuoco Tech.
Farmingville, NY – Brookhaven Supervisor Lesko visited the recently launched LI Tech Mall, a collaborative location for technology-based start-up companies run by LISTnet (Long Island Software Technology Network) and Fuoco Tech. The LI Tech Mall has signed up several companies to cultivate a technology cluster on Long Island. Supervisor Lesko met with Peter Goldsmith, President of LISTnet, Paul Trapani, CEO of Fuoco Tech, and Tyler Roye, the CEO of one of the LI Tech Mall’s companies, GroupGifting.com, who shared his entrepreneurial experience regarding starting companies on Long Island.
LISTnet also recently started the Tech Comets program (Connected Organization Mentoring Exciting Tech Start-ups), which will help three technology start-ups by mentoring them and providing them with free space in the Tech Mall during a three to six month period. LISTnet, the LI Tech Comets, and the Long Island Angel Network will all have a presence in the Tech Mall and will work with other efforts and organizations like Accelerate Long Island to create new tech companies on Long Island.
“At the LISTnet LI Tech Mall I witnessed innovation in action. LISTnet’s LI Tech Mall just opened and it is already full of tremendous creative energy that is essential to building an information technology cluster in Brookhaven and on Long Island,” said Supervisor Mark Lesko.
Peter Goldsmith, President of LISTnet, said, “We want to play a strong role in building the LI Tech community and efforts like Accelerate LI that came out of a meeting that Supervisor Lesko ran all are important ingredients to make that happen, and we’re already showing positive results.”
The objective of LISTnet is to promote Long Island as one of the national centers of excellence for software and technology solutions. This is achieved by facilitating collaborations between companies, establishing forums and events for the exchange of information, improving the quantity of the labor force and partnering with companies that provide the High technology Centers necessary for the growth of L.I. software and technology companies. To learn more about LISTnet, visit www.listnet.org.
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